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May

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2004

Commencement Speaker is Retiring Trustee
 VCCCD Trustee Dr. Allen Jacobs will speak at the 37th annual MC Commencement, May 20, at 5 p.m., on the Campus Center Quad. Jacobs has been a trustee since 1991, having been elected for three consecutive four-year terms. Jacobs will not run for a fourth term and will step down at the end of November. He has a Doctor of Education degree from UCLA and has spent his entire professional career in public education, from teacher to principal to Simi Valley Unified School District Associate Superintendent. “Dr. Jacobs is an outstanding trustee and educational administrator and advocate for the community college system,” said President Conrad. “On a personal note, Dr. Jacobs is a devoted community servant, having worked with the Rotary club of Simi Valley and the YMCA each for more than 30 years!”

 Of his advocacy for the community college system, Jacobs said, “What other education system provides transfer preparation, vocational education, retraining, and personal growth? The community colleges do all that and more at minimal cost to the taxpayer in relation to other postsecondary education systems.”


The Academic and Career Faire at MC was held March 29 & 30. More than 1,000 students and their parents attended. The Calif. Assoc. of Community College Registrars was held at MC March 26. Participants were hosted by Kathy Colborn.

Artist at Heart
 Joe Sabedra, who has worked in the Library’s Technology department for many years, has written his second play about the Chicano lifestyle. In 1997 he won The Nosotros Award for Man with the Master Plan. Now comes Justifiable Homicide based on a true story about a man who encounters taggers busy with spray cans. Shots are heard; a youth dies with a bullet in his back and another is wounded in the buttocks. Mr. William Masters claimed the youths had a screwdriver, and wanted to attack him and he shot them in self-defense. This 1994 case resulted in Masters going free even though he had an illegal weapon.

 Though Sabedra earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he has always felt the arts tugging at him; “I never thought I’d have success at it; however, I have felt this creative force since fourth grade when I wrote a short-story,” he said.


The 5th Annual Golf Classic, jointly sponsored by Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura Colleges for Education, M.O.V.E., will be held on Monday, May 24, at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Proceeds will be distributed equally among the three college foundations, for use in scholarships and institutional programs. Entry fee is $250 per player including lunch, dinner and tee pack-age. Additional dinner tickets for golfer’s guests are available for $50. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000 for the Title Sponsorship. Tee sign sponsorships are also available at $250. To participate, please contact Paul Iannaccone at 654-6461.


Jazz Ensemble Honored in Reno Performing at Moorpark College on May 15
The Moorpark College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Aguilar, received a top honor April 24 at the 42nd Annual Reno Jazz Festival, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Placing in the top three in the two year college division, the jazz ensemble competed with some the nations most respected colleges in the western United States. Outstanding Soloist Awards went to: Michael Blade of Calabasas on the tenor saxophone, Tino Preciado of Oxnard on the alto saxophone and Joel Rackerby of Simi Valley on the trombone.

On May 15 at 8 p.m., the Jazz Ensemble will perform at the MC Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7. Preceding this concert from 9 am to 4 pm will be the Annual MC Jazz Festival featuring bands from area schools and colleges. The public is invited. Tickets are $7. Call the MC PAC at 378-1485.


MC Forensics Team No. 1
Community College in the US

After a grueling season of competition, the MC Forensics team walked away in April with the National Community College Forensics Championships (for the eighth time in 33 years) at Woodland Hills, CA. Second-year team member Francesca Smith was recognized as the top speaker in the na-tion with four gold medals, while first-year team member Keyon Shokraie was the run-ner up with three gold medals and a bronze medal.

Other team members awards:

  • Katie Ashley (Gold-Reader’s Theatre, Silver-Prose Interpretation, Bronze-Dramatic Interpretation)
  • Paul Carganilla (Gold-Reader’s Theatre, Gold Prose Interpretation, Gold-Program Oral Interpretation)
  • Christine Fitzgerald (Gold-Persuasive Speaking)
  • Kasey Gardner (Bronze-Parliamentary Debate, Bronze-Extemporaneous Speaking, Bronze-Speech to Entertain)
  • Maliabeth Johnson (Gold-Reader’s Theatre)
  • Nicole Kaspar (Gold-Informative Speaking, Silver-Speech To Entertain, Bronze-Persuasive Speaking)
  • Alan Meck (Bronze-Impromptu Speaking)
  • Katy McGrew (Gold-Reader’s Theatre)
  • Renee Navarro (Silver-Communication Analysis, Bronze-Informative Speaking)
  • Adeline Oka (Gold-Parliamentary Debate, Silver-Extemporaneous Speaking, Bronze-Impromptu Speaking)
  • Keyon Shokraie (Gold-Extemporaneous Speaking, Gold-Impromptu Speaking, Gold-Communication Analysis, Bronze-Parliamentary Debate)
  • Francesca Smith (Gold-Parliamentary Debate, Gold-Extemporaneous Speaking, Gold-Impromptu Speak-ing, Gold - Communication Analysis)
  • Leigh Walter (Silver-Speech to Entertain, Silver-Prose Interpretation, Bronze-Informative Speaking)

Forensics coaches are: Jim Wyman, Char Arnold, Jill McCall, Karen Peck, and Rolland Petrello.

CVUSD Superintendent Dr. Bob Fraisse and MC President Dr. Eva Conrad held a press conference in April to announce the partnership.

MC & CVUSD Partnership
Moorpark College and the Conejo Valley Unified School District have agreed to collaborate to build a joint-use facility to include a continuation high school for the CVUSD and classrooms for Moorpark College in the Conejo Valley. The Ventua County Community College District Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of understanding for the project on April 13, 2004. The CVUSD board of trustees is expected to take similar action this month.

The Conejo Valley Community Learning Center has been in the planning stages since the mid-1990s. The passage of Bond

Measure S in March 2002 enabled the district to enter into negotiations with the school district to make their discussions a reality.

Measure S bond funds will provide $7 million for the building. The CVUSD is donating land for the project, using about $1.25 million from its Measure R bond and contributing about $875,000 from the State School Facility Program Fund.

The 33,000 square-foot campus is planned for completion during the 2005/2006 school year.


CALENDAR

See the complete calendar online @ moorparkcollege.edu/events.

5/8 EATM Graduation
5/14 Faculty/Staff Brunch
5/15 Evening of Jazz
5/17 Evening of Choreography
5/18-
5/19
Evening of Dance
5/19 MCF Scholarship Reception
5/20 MC Awards Ceremony
5/20 MC Commencement
5/24 Golf Tournament for M.O.V.E.
6/03 High School at MC Graduation
6/21 Summer Classes Begin
8/16 Fall Classes Begin
9/24 President’s Circle Breakfast
10/19-10/21 Accreditation Site Visit
11/6 Community Ball at Wood Ranch Golf Club
12/10 SVFF Golf
Dec Dedication of Library/Learning Resources Building


Hats Off To AGS
In April, Alpha Gamma Sigma students helped raise $700 for cancer research as part of the Moorpark College Relay for Life team (called the Love Bugs). In addition, AGS operated the Command Center s taying open every minute of this 24-hour American Cancer Society event. AGS volunteers included current and alumni students.


PLEASE NOTE: student health fees have increased to $10 for Summer terms. In addition, Summer parking fees are increasing beginning 2004-05, as follows:

• PKS1,2,3 - Parking Permit Summer - $19
• P2S1,2,3 - Parking Permit 2nd Summer -$7
• PSM1,2,3 - Parking Permit Motorcycle Summer - $12
• PSR1,2,3 - Parking Permit Summer Replace - $19

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